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Science Lesson which uses lots of Active Learning--and engages the mind--is a piece of cake if you follow a few simple
What are Your
all begins with well-written objectives. Simple. Short. Measurable.
B. Next: What are the vocabulary words?
C. Good to think about from the start: What are some sample questions that test the objectives?
VOLCANOES AS AN EXAMPLE:
the three main types of volcanic cones, how each is formed, and what
types of lava each produces.
(Not short, but good, and measureable.) B. VOCABULARY WORDS: cinder
cone volcano, shield volcano,
composite volcano. mafic lava, felsic lava. tephra.
C. SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS:
(1) Identify the type of
volcano mentioned in the following
(2) Which of the following sketches represents a shield volcano?
(3) Which of the three major types of volcanoes would you recommend to
your friend would be safest to live near?
(4) How are shield and cinder cone volcanoes similar and different?
(5) Compare and contrast the types of eruptions of the major types of
Next: Choose Your Activities. Try
for a balance. Do a game, then a quieter seat activity. Do group, then
individual, then pairs. Change the activities often. Watch the room.
Are they engaged? Do they need to sit down and work quietly next? Have
all activities ready and you can switch/change when the situation
calls for it.